Charles Schwab Technical Director Kanban Coach in Austin, Texas

Description:

Austin - TX, AUS1, 2309 Gracy Farms Lane, 78758

Lara Lynn Nolen

20180331-2185

We believe that , when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck at http://www.aboutschwab.com/about/leadership/charles_schwab over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

Our Opportunity:

Charles Schwab is searching for a highly effective Kanban Coach with hands-on experience coaching cross-functional Kanban teams in an enterprise software environment. This role is all about coaching and enabling agile behaviors. Emphasizing Agile values and principles is a key to unlocking our success. As a Kanban Coach, you influence all levels of the organization to drive increased agility. You nurture an environment where transparency, speed, quality, and innovation are the focus. You understand that the outcome of your success is seen through the behaviors of others, and provide the kind of coaching necessary to enable this. This role is key to enabling people to understand, learn and behave in an agile way to drive customer and business value while creating a healthy, agile team culture.

What you’ll do:

Charles Schwab is searching for a highly effective Kanban Coach with hands-on experience coaching cross-functional Kanban teams in an enterprise software environment. This role is all about coaching and enabling agile behaviors. Emphasizing Agile values and principles is a key to unlocking our success. As a Kanban Coach, you influence all levels of the organization to drive increased agility. You nurture an environment where transparency, speed, quality, and innovation are the focus. You understand that the outcome of your success is seen through the behaviors of others, and provide the kind of coaching necessary to enable this. This role is key to enabling people to understand, learn and behave in an agile way to drive customer and business value while creating a healthy, agile team culture.

Essential Functions:

  • Embrace servant-leadership and coach teams on Kanban methodologies

  • Help teams create an environment that fosters transparency, learning, innovation, quality and speed

  • Help teams assess the overall health of their Kanban practices and culture to identify opportunities to improve and provide coaching to improve

  • Help teams understand and implement effective metrics on things that impact value driven delivery

  • Collaborate with and influence all levels of the organization to empower and enable teams to execute

  • Build, deliver and improve customized Kanban training

  • Work with non-development teams to help drive agile transformation in those teams

  • Partners with other Agile Coaches across the organization

  • Trains and coaches new development teams, Product Owners, and managers in Agile values, and principles, as well as Kanban principles

  • Mentors and guides multiple teams on a day-to-day basis

  • Helps identify organizational impediments to successful Agile transformation and works with the leadership team to create effective strategies to overcome them

  • Organizes workshops that help promote Agile maturity across the organization

  • Communicates well with teams and leaders of the organization, good listening skills, asking questions and giving feedback

  • Ensures Agile and Kanban concepts, values and principles are adhered to, being a voice of reason and authority

  • Enthusiastic and maintains a positive, high-energy attitude

  • Continually grows his/her craft learning new tools and techniques

  • Able to handle conflict resolution well, facilitating discussion and alternatives of different approaches

  • Coaches teams and the organization to achieve self-organization team accountability

  • Coaches teams and the organization on how to identify and burn down technical debt

  • Coaches teams and the organization on how to bring disclosure and transparency to the business and grows business trust

What you have:

Required Skill:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 3 - 5+ years prior experience in a Kanban Coach role helping teams efficiently deliver software

  • Adaptive coaching style and the ability to work hands-on with teams in an advisor role

  • A proven track record with continuous value delivery in an enterprise environment

  • Demonstrate a strong knack for identifying waste and helping teams devise streamlined solutions

  • Show us you are constantly learning and improving your skills and capabilities in Agile

  • Possess a deep understanding of Agile with hands on experience in Kanban as well as other Agile methodologies - such as Scrum, Lean or eXtreme Programming

  • Experience developing solutions for and adoption of continuous delivery concepts and techniques

  • A strong understanding of organizational dynamics in a large enterprise environment

  • Experience in code refactoring, simple design principles and continuous integration

  • Experience in training, coaching and mentoring new Kanban teams

  • Experience in creating Agile and Kanban training / workshop material

  • Experience working with large, small, remote and collocated Kanban teams

  • In depth understanding of Agile values, principles and the Scrum framework.

Preferred Skills:

  • Prior experience as a software developer strongly preferred

  • Experience working within a highly regulated environment strongly desired; preferably in the financial services industry

  • Experience with Atlassian tools preferred

What you’ll get:

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package

  • Financial Health: 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts

  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, Paid Parental Leave, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program

  • Everyday Wellness: Health and Lifestyle Wellness Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Food Choices, Wellness Champions

  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships

  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life

Learn more about Life@Schwab at http://www.aboutschwab.com/careers/lifeatschwab/" .

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law. Schwab also does not discriminate against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. At Schwab, we believe that every employee, through their diverse abilities and experiences, can contribute to our growth, innovation and client loyalty. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. If you have a disability, and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, call Human Resources at 800-725-3535. We will be happy to assist you. Schwab will only share your accommodation request with those individuals who have a specific need to know. The request for an accommodation will not affect Schwab's hiring decisions. All other submissions should be performed online.

Job Specifications

Relocation Offered?: No

Work Schedule: Days

Languages: English - spoken

Current Licenses / Certifications: None

Relevant Work Experience: IT-Change Management/Release Management-6+ yrs

Position Located In: TX - Austin, TX - Dallas, AL - Huntsville, CO - Denver

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Expiration Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018

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